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John Leech

Illustrator

(1817 - 1864)

John Leech

John Leech abandoned medicine for art. He became a cartoonist and illustrator. He was the leading cartoonist of his day.



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The Battle of Life (1846)

A story of love and self sacrifice set in a rural village. Read online at archive.org.

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The Chimes (1845)

The goblins ringing the chimes show old Trotty a dystopian future for his family -- he wakes determined to do all he can to avert it. Read online at archive.org.

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Christmas Books (1869)

An omnibus containing the five Christmas books: A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain, and The Battle of Life.

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A Christmas Carol (1843)

The classic story of the redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge. READ NOW.

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The Cricket on the Hearth (1846)

This the the most popular of Dickens’ Christmas books tells a domestic story of the Peerybingle family. Read online at archive.org.

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The Fortunes of Hector O’Halloran and His Man Mark Anthony O’Toole (1842)

A novel of the Irish revolt against the English at the turn of the nineteenth century. The first two of the thirteen monthly parts were illustrated by Dick Kitcat (Richard Doyle); the rest by John Leech. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

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The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain (1848)

Professor Redlaw simmers with anger over ancient slights, but discovers forgetting does no good -- he must forgive. Read online at archive.org.

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Junior Classics Volume 6 (1912)

Selections from nineteenth century classics, including a large portion of Alice in Wonderland. For children from six to sixteen. Read online at Hathitrust.

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The Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith (1848)

This detailed biography of the author and poet was published in two volumes. The title was changed for the second and subsequent editions, of which there were many. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

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Mrs. Caudle’s Curtain Lectures and Other Stories and Essays (1902)

A collection of comic sketches as originally published in Punch. The image above is from the Oxford World’s Classics edition. Read for free online HathiTrust.

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Puck on Pegasus (1868)

A collection of poems from Punch. This is the fifth edition. Read online at archive.org.

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Punch’s Almanack 1848 (1848)

Humorous pictures and a calendar. There is also a special hand-colored version printed on better quality paper. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

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Punch’s Almanack 1849 (1849)

Humorous pictures and a calendar. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

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Punch’s Almanack 1850 (1850)

Humorous pictures and a calendar. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

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The Queen and Mr. Punch (1897)

The reign of Queen Victoria as depicted in editorial cartoons in the pages of Punch. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

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